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Vauxhall Motors - The Path To Power

Bono in football? Follow his path to power!
Started on 5 March 2013 by Justice
Latest Reply on 9 July 2022 by Justice
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11 yearsEdited

Hi guys!

Hi guys! This is my first ever story on FM Scout. I decided to throw myself in to the deep end and try a Lower League Management challenge. The one team that caught my eye was Vauxhall Motors. I decided to take a closer look at the club and I liked what I saw. I promise that this story will last for more than ten seasons.

My Targets + Guidelines

My Aims:
  • To reach the Football League
  • To reach the Premier League
  • To build a 10k+ capacity stadium
  • To build a 50k+ capacity stadium (13.6k)
  • To lift the FA Cup trophy
  • To lift the Premier League trophy
  • To be crowned champions of Europe
  • To become the best team in the world
  • To win fifty trophies (5/50)
  • To enter the Hall of Fame
  • To top the manager Hall of Fame

My Guidelines:
  • Matchday squad must have only British/Irish players or youth players trained at the club (unless using foreign players originally at club)
  • Players purchased must be British/Irish (unless they are U-18s)
  • Players must have played for the club for at least five seasons before being eligible for captaincy

Who am I?

For this story I will be Paul Hewson, more commonly known as Bono. (I am not actually him!) One of the most famous singer-songwriters in history has decided to try his hand at football management. With an abundant of riches gained through his musical work, wages are no concern for the Irish-born Celtic fan. His choice to take the job at Vauxhall has been speculated to be linked with a possible deal for him to purchase Vauxhall Motors (the car company).

I hope you will all enjoy this story and all comments will be happily accepted.


The End

SIDE NOTE: Screenshot quality does improve in Season Four (Page 14). Apologies for the poor quality up until then!

Next Episode: Paul Hewson Signs Contract + Club Info
Great start both of us in BSN :)
Nice start, good luck!
Thank you for the support guys, I hope that you will continue to follow my adventure :)
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Paul Hewson Signs Contract

Here is the contract which I signed:

I have only been given one season to prove that I am the man to bring Vauxhall to the top. Hopefully I can do my best and meet these expectations:

I have only been given an extra £150 for wages for new players. Seeing as the majority of my squad are on amateur contracts, I will probably look to tie down the better players from this group.

Club Info

Vauxhall Motors Football Club is an English football club based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, who play in the Conference North (founded in 1963). It was originally the works team of the Vauxhall Ellesmere Port Car Plant. It had a lot of success in its local leagues and fought its way up to semi-professional status.

They currently play in the Blue Square Bet North where they have sent the last few seasons avoiding relegation to the lower leagues. Vauxhall has never won a competition.

Vauxhall Motors' colours are white with a strip of blue for the top and blue shorts with blue socks. The away kit is yellow shirts, green shorts and green socks.

Rivacre Park has been the home of Vauxhall since 1986, the club having formerly played at Hooton Park. It has a capacity of 3,500 with covered stand and terracing, with space for 266 seated guests.

That was just a little bit of information about the club. I would like to give a special thank you to sponge11rofc for the banner he made for me. I hope that how I have cropped the screenshots is acceptable for readers. I appreciate any comments or feedback you guys have to offer. :)

Previous Episode: Introduction
Next Episode: Team Report + Tactics
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Team Report

Here is the team report of the squad:

As you can see I need a lot of new players. With the little money I have, I would do well to pick up good quality players.

My two best players:

Andrew Nicholas

Michael Burns

These two will be important players for me this season as I will need my best players of just a 16 man squad to perform.


4-2-3-1 Deep (My main tactic for this season)

4-4-2 + 4-1-2-2-1 Assymetric (My back-up tactics for this season)

If you guys have any suggestions for tactics or for players to sign, don't be afraid to mention. :) This is new territory for me but I will give it my best shot.

Previous Episode: Paul Hewson Signs Contract + Club Info
Next Episode: Pre-Season Friendlies, Signings + Opening Fixtures
Good start Justice, keep it up! :)
Good start mate, keep up the good work :)
Thanks guys :) Friendlies and transfers will be posted later today. :)
Loving it, looks like you aren't only great at Math ;)

Your goalies look like shite though :/
2013-03-06 12:05#83564 Glenn T : Loving it, looks like you aren't only great at Math ;)

Your goalies look like shite though :/
Thank you for the comment :) Aparently my goalkeepers are supposed to develop in to quality Blue Square North players but I don't want to wait around for that to happen.
Yeah right :)) By the time they do you'll be in the Champions' League ;)
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Pre-Season Friendlies

Here are the results of the friendlies:

These friendly results have taught me a lot about the my squad. We have a lot of weaknesses and I will be looking to strengthen up quickly. Ashley Stoss scored 3 goals and might be a key player. Neither of my keepers are good enough for our division and I need a replacement.


Tunji Moses
Free transfer - Hyde
Wage: £350 p/w
Appearance Fee: £35
Contract Type: Part Time

Stephen Chiocchi
Free Transfer
Wage: £130 p/w
Appearance Fee: £65
Contract Type: Part Time

Colin Cryan
Free Transfer
Wage: £120 p/w
Appearance Fee: £10
Contract Type: Part Time

Paul Ennis
Loan - Colwyn Bay
Wage: £0

Damilola Ajagbe
Free Transfer
Wage: £130 p/w
Appearance Fee: £65
Contract Type: Part Time

Ajagbe, Ennis and Moses will be crucial players for Vauxhall this season. Theother two were signed for depth in defence. I hope that these transers will help us on our quest to the top.

Opening Fixtures

Here are Vauxhall's opening league games:

I am looking to claim 4 points from these games. It is important to win my home games and that is what I plan on doing. I will update again after these four games.

Previous Episode: Team Report + Tactics
Next Episode: August + September Update
Like what i have read so far, Keep it up.
Bad results in the friendliest, but good signings. Keep it up Justice :)

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